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Quick and Healthy Mini Meatloaves


It seems like it’s cooling down in the rest of the country, but here in the San Diego area it’s still an endless summer. I know, I know, poor me, but honestly! I want cool weather, I want boots, I want sweaters. Even though it’s hot, I get in the spirit and crave comfort foods, but come on. Though delicious,…

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Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Strips


I’m assuming I can’t be the only parent out there who struggles to get their kid to eat dinner. I think it’s worse than trying to get her to sleep, and that’s saying something. Don’t get me wrong, she is sweet and loving and hilarious, but also extremely strong-willed and just a tad manipulative. She’ll bat her eyes at me,…

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Chicken Tortilla Soup


When it starts to cool down outside, its time to heat things up in the kitchen. If you’re anything like me, the start of fall means that my FAVORITE season is finally here! I can’t wait to cuddle up with my family to a good movie while a warm, savory soup is bubbling away in the other room. And I…

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French Onion Soup with Cheesy Roast Beef Sandwiches


Sometimes, I would honestly kill for a roast beef sandwich. When the bread is toasted, there’s melted cheese all over, I can’t even! And to top it all off, some warm, rich french onion soup just begging you to dip the sandwich in… I mean am I right? You can practically taste it! Well I’ve created a healthier version of…

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Sweet Potato, Egg, and Quinoa Bowl


I really like the idea of going meatless one day a week. I’m not even sure that my fiance has realized that we do this, but he also doesn’t seem to mind! I think that’s because vegetarian does not mean that the meal isn’t satisfying, and this dish is a perfect example of that. It’s still incredibly hearty, and there’s…

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches


It looks so good you could just take a bite, am I right? I’m bringing you a brand new #crockpotMonday recipe today! I made these Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches as a way to deviate from my tried and true BBQ Pulled Pork recipe, which you can find on my instagram page @thesamanthaelaine. I needed something new, something fresh, and…

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Pork Chops with Asparagus, Tomato, and Orzo


My fiance loves pork chops, no matter how they’re prepared. Me, well I’m a little more picky. It has to be done just right: juicy, never dry, and accompanied by something a little saucy. That’s why this dish is perfect! It lets the flavor of the foods shine through on their own, and if you pair each bite of pork with…

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Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Jambalaya


Do you remember that video I did on my Facebook and Instagram story awhile back? It was my very first tutorial, and I was incredibly nervous. But I received such positive feedback, so please accept a big THANK YOU! You have inspired me, so I’m currently in the process of getting a good setup to do more. In the meantime,…

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Salmon & Avocado Nori Wraps


DIY sushi? Well, it’s pretty close! Salmon, avocado, brown rice, vegetables, and nori come together beautifully to make this cross between a hand roll and a sushi burrito. And it’s not that difficult to make! Ok, so first you want to cook your salmon. I know you may be thinking, “HEY! My sushi is usually raw!” Unless you completely trust…

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Menu & Grocery List #2


Ta-ta-ta-TA! Say what?! There’s finally a new menu and grocery list up? Yes sirs (and madams!) you heard right! I know it’s been awhile in the making but I’m happy to announce a new menu that sums up the past 5 recipes that I’ve posted. Now what I want you to do is visit the recipes, and first, PRINT THEM.…

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